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The 27th May 2015 saw the launch of ILC Canada at the University of Ottawa.

The launch was a great success with more than 160 attendees, and support from the Canadian Medical Association and the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa. Margaret Gillis, the President of ILC Canada, was the MC for the event. The Minister Responsible for Senior, the Honourable Alice Wong, provided the welcoming remarks and ILC Canada Vice President, Gloria Gutman, delivered the keynote address on “Super Centenarians.”

ILC Canada is housed at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Science and the Dean, Dr. Helene Perrault, spoke on the partnership. Notably, a description of Dr. Louise Plouffe and Dr. Kalache's work on Age-friendly communities resulted in a burst of applause from the audience. Dr. Kalache, Co-President of the ILC Global Alliance, sent a recorded greeting on behalf of ILC Global Alliance.

ILC Canada were honoured to welcome representatives from key Canadian organizations on aging and some of the Embassies and High Commissions of ILC Global Alliance members. Media were in attendance and below you will find the print and radio interview from the CBC:
http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2015/05/28/canada-now-has-its-own-international-longevity-centre

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This report shows the real life of older adults in Japan. Their labour participation rate, financial assets, relationships with neighbours are described first, and then systems such as pension, medical and long-term care are being explained with numbers and figures.

ILC-Japan has been promoting public-industry collaboration to enhance support for older adults in daily living. After conducting studies with community support coordinators and creating a tool with tips to make improvements, we are now in the implementation stage to build actual collaboration between supermarkets and municipalities.

This Summer, ILC-UK's Founder and Executive President, and one of the founding members of the ILC Global Alliance, Baroness Sally Greengross OBE passed away. She was an inspiration to us all across the ILC family, both professionally and personally, and her legacy will continue to live on.

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